Chinese man’s giant smartphone stops bullet fired at his chest


Some smartphones will try to kill you if you smother them with your pillow while you sleep, but others will save your life in a gunfight. That’s what happened when one Chinese man’s massive Samsung Galaxy Mega phablet stopped a bullet that was fired at his chest.

Han, the handset’s 38-year-old owner, got into an argument with a man named Xu after allegedly stealing a wallet in a restaurant, Shanghaiist reports. The pair stepped outside to fight and Xu pulled out a gun, while all Han had for protection was a sickle and his 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega.

Xu reportedly aimed his firearm at Han’s chest and fired before fleeing the scene. When Han got to hospital, doctors found the bullet had passed through his arm — without damaging any bones — then lodged itself in the phone he was carrying in his breast pocket before it could reach his chest.

Xu later handed himself in to police and it was discovered that his gun had been “modified” and wasn’t as powerful as it could have been. Had it not been altered, the bullet could well have passed through Han’s phone and caused him more serious injuries.

This isn’t the first time a smartphone has saved its lucky owner from a bullet. Back in October, an HTC EVO 3D may well have saved the life of an Orlando gas station clerk who was shot at during an armed robbery.